DEFINITION OF THE COLLABORATIVE SIMULATION SYSTEM (CM&SS) FROM A SYSTEMIC PERSPECTIVE IN VEHICLE INDUSTRY CONTEXT
Editor: Christian Weber, Stephan Husung, Marco CantaMESsa, Gaetano Cascini, Dorian Marjanovic, Serena Graziosi
Author: Roa Castro, Laura; Stal-Le Cardinal, Julie
Institution: 1: Institut de Recherche Technologique IRT SystemX, France; 2: Ecole Centrale Paris, France
Section: Design Methods and Tools - part 2
During the last decades modelling and simulation technics has grown in importance in the product development context. For example, from an industrial point of view, simulation models seem to be an excellent alternative on vehicle construction and more specifically, in the decision making process. Nevertheless, the simulation activity becomes more difficult with the complexity of the product, highlighting more and more often a collaborative problem on the organization of the product development. But, how can this problem be defined? Several collaborative approaches have been proposed in this field. However, the majority of those approaches concern only one dimension of the problem. This paper introduces the Collaborative Modelling & Simulation System (CM&SS) from a systemic perspective in vehicle industry context. The systemic approach enables the definition of different dimensions of the system aiming at a successful performance of a collaborative simulation.